In part 1, we looked at the current regulations on sunscreens and SPF ratings in the USA presented by Anne-Gael Glaverec. Part 2 will examine the European Union (EU) which was also covered in Anne’s informative presentation. Sunscreens in the EU are considered cosmetics and currently regulated by the European Cosmetic Directive (76/768/ECC). After July 11, 2013, they will fall under the new European Cosmetic Regulation (EC 1223/2009) which I have learned a great deal about here at In-Cosmetics and will be covering in a upcoming post.
In just a few weeks, I’ll be traveling to Spain for the In-Cosmetics conference located in Barcelona on April 17-19. In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for personal care ingredients, and will be showcasing a diverse range of innovative ingredients and technologies in the cosmetics industry. Since Personal Care Truth focuses on educating our readers, I’ll be sharing what I learn at the conference through live posts on PCT during and after the conference.
It’s hard to believe that one year has already passed since Lisa and I launched Personal Care Truth last May 2010! We are absolutely thrilled that the public has responded so positively and taken great interest in learning about the current science backed truth behind the personal care industry and what is in the cosmetic products we use daily.
Personal Care Truth believes education is the foundation in understanding cosmetic safety. We are lifelong learners committed to delivering information based on current scientific evidence while encouraging open discussion and dialogue.
I’m taking a moment to update you all on new proposed cosmetic legislation that will ultimately impact everyone, from large cosmetic companies, to small, green indie manufacturers (like me), to anyone who sells personal care products and cosmetics, to you, the consumer.
Tomorrow’s show will be devoted to the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. The show airs live at 1:00pm EST, and you can listen live online and join the live Twitter chat by following the instructions at the bottom of this post.
We recently received feedback via our submission form asking why we were doing this… by doing this I’m referring to starting Personal Care Truth. Lisa and I feel very strongly that consumers deserve science backed evidence so they can make informed. While some of the information may not fall exactly in line our personal companies, we believe in presenting all of the information so that you may chose personal care products and cosmetics that fit your lifestyle and you feel comfortable putting on your skin.
Welcome, and thanks for joining us! We founded PersonalCareTruth.com to deliver scientific based information on what’s in personal care products to YOU. Who are YOU? We have been researching cosmetic ingredients for decades for our own natural personal care companies, and collaborating on this massive project for many months to bring YOU information based on [...]